Candy Crush developer King is making a Call of Duty mobile game

Swedish mobile gaming giant King, the company behind Candy Crush, has begun working on a new Call of Duty mobile game.

The move comes over a year after Activision Blizzard – which publishes the Call of Duty series – acquired King for $5.9bn. It will be the fifth mobile game in the franchise – following in the footsteps of Call of Duty: Zombies, Call of Duty: Zombies, Call of Duty: Strike Team, and Call of Duty: Heroes.

“We are a new King team, located in Stockholm, Sweden, and were working on an exciting new project,” said a statement King’s website. “The team is adapting one of the most iconic game franchises of all-time: Call of Duty, to become a mobile experience. This is a rare and exciting opportunity. Our challenge as a team is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre.

“Our approach and ambition is to be fresh, social, and highly accessible, while providing a very authentic game experience. The team will prototype extensively, have the freedom to think outside the box, and be encouraged to stretch their expertise in ways to create surprising results.”

At this stage, it is anybody’s guess what direction the game will take, as its making is still very much in its infancy.